I just got an offer from Brasenose! That said, I put it down as "first choice" on my application for all the wrong reasons: basically because my (soon-to-be) supervisor is a fellow there, and it was the only college I had visited and walked around etc. Now Brasenose seems nice enough, but I have some specific questions:
Is it a "good" college, whatever that means? In particular, how is the accomodation for DPhil students? What about social life etc?
Finally, as already mentioned, my DPhil supervisor is a fellow at the college. Did I make a mistake by applying to the same college she is in? Is that too close for comfort - quite literally living with the person I will be closely working with for the next few years?